Ogley Hay Football Team, 1965: Rest in peace Brian Bottomer


The 1965 Ogley Hay lineup – Brian Bottomer is second from right, front row. A lovely image kindly supplied by George Martin.

A lovely image reaches me accompanied by some rather sad news from reader George Martin, who’s remembering the Ogley Hay Football Team from Brownhills, who were prizewinners in the 1960s.

George has send a photo of the 1965 team,  with all but one of the people fully named, and points out with great sadness that former member Brian Bottomer sadly passed away this Tuesday last (6th December 2016).

George wrote:

Hi Bob,

Hope this photo is of interest – Sadly its to advise anyone interested that Brian Bottomer passed away aged 82, on Tuesday 6th December 2016.

The photo is Ogley Hay Football Team in 1965, which finished runners up in the League, and won the League Cup, Brian is on the front row second from the right.

Back Row L-R Tony Barber, Alan Watson, Cliff Myring, Kenny Yates, Ray Lakin, George Martin, Brian Pickstone, Brian Pritchard, Albert Aldridge, Frank ?

Front Row L-R Derek Lotwick, Mick Clarke, Bill Warrilow, Brian Bottomer, Arthur Dyche.

The Funeral is on Friday 16th December 2016, at 2.00 pm at St. St. Peters Church, Church Hill, Hednesford.

George Martin

Thanks to George for his thoughtful note, and my sympathies and condolences to all of Brian’s family and friends. Such a sad loss.

If you knew Brian or remember the team, please do feel free to get in touch: either comment here or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Thanks.

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2 Responses to Ogley Hay Football Team, 1965: Rest in peace Brian Bottomer

  1. andyropes7 says:

    A true Wood legend who had the grace to join us in Guernsey which we were thrilled about – God bless Brian and sincere condolences from the Wood to the Bottomer family

  2. Geof says:

    George this photo brought back a few happy memories.

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